I am always encouraging people to include local and First Nations Art and objects into their interiors. I like that they make a room feel authentic and most often the piece has a story behind it / memories attached which elevate it to special status in a home. There is a great oppotunity this summer to acquire your own piece of local art and to meet some great local talent via the Stinking Fish Studio Tour in July and August 2011. Check it out!! You’re not going to find this stuff at the mall peeps!
Here are just a few of the cool pieces available that I spotted from participating woodworking artists, but check out the link above for all mediums including painters, potters, glass, jewellry you name it. Pics are the links as usual
Lately Ive been listening to music as I research my decorating projects and I realized that I am totally inspired by music, lyrics and even music videos. I figured I could illustrate this inspiration through my blog posts and we could both listen to some great tunes and review some of my decorating and design inspirations. (sorry if you’re at work peeps, plug in your headphones…it’s worth it!)
This Temper Trap Song and Video have the dubious distinction of being my first example.
The song makes me feel like summer and the video’s flourescent bulbs are a great use of light and movement. It is all about the lights! And many designers, including myself are obsessed with finding the right light and the right amount of lights in order to visually balance and soften a room. The vertical bulbs remind me a little of Johnathan Adler’s Meurice Light.
I can imagine these hipster dudes hanging out in a corner like this….
I forgot to update on my Half Marathon adventure in Ucluelet a week ago! It was really good, and while I didn’t win (ha ha that’s a good one!) I finished without injury and I had a great time! I took this photo with my iphone on the forested trail portion around the 16th Kilometre. It was truly beautiful.
We stayed at the Black Rock Resort and Spa which was also a beautiful destination…too bad we were just in and out for the race. We are heading back in October with friends to enjoy some storms and some wine…can’t wait.
I’ve had a challenging few weeks, but as always my decorating projects and design blogging is far far away from the madness. I’m happy here! Thought I would look at some beautiful blue today and listen to a little of the eternally cool Miles Davis.
Feast of Fields – a gourmet wandering harvest festival – is FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraising event. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans from across the province – some think of it as a 35+ course meal paired with wine and beer! Feast of Fields highlights the connections between producer and chef, field and table, and farm folks and city folks. Feast of Fields is a gastronomic journey towards a sustainable, local food system.